Covers CD

Covers CD

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Hear Music presents James Taylor’s exceptional collection of covers from notable recording artists from the fifties, sixties and seventies. The album is aptly titled ‘Covers.’

“An album of other peoples’ music is something I’ve been wanting to do for years,” says Taylor. “I’ve enjoyed performing these songs over the years but to record them live in a room with these incredible musicians was just extraordinary.” The album was recorded when Taylor gathered his ‘Band of Legends’ for a rare 10-day recording session in a converted barn on his property in western Massachusetts. Band arrangements of material featured on the album include covers of Big Mama Thornton’s version of “Hound Dog,” Junior Walker’s “(I’m A) Road Runner” and “Wichita Lineman,” (one of the most revered country songs penned by Jimmy Webb). These songs were improvised on the spot and recorded live with some of the best players in popular music.

Release Date:
Sept 30th, 2008

1. It's Growing (Smokey Robinson, Warren Moore) (4:08)
2. I'm A Road Runner (Holland-Dozier-Holland) (3:17)
3. Wichita Lineman (Jimmy Webb) (3:41)
4. Why Baby Why (Darrell Edwards, George Jones) (2:41)
5. Some Days You Gotta Dance (Troy Johnson, Marshall Morgan) (2:39)
6. Seminole Wind (John Anderson) (4:50)
7. Suzanne (Leonard Cohen) (3:36)
8. Hound Dog (Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller) (3:03)
9. Sadie (Joseph Jefferson, Charles Simmons, Bruce Hawes) (4:35)
10. On Broadway (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Cynthia Weil, Barry Mann) (4:11)
11. Summertime Blues (Eddie Cochran, Jerry Capehart) (2:40)
12. Not Fade Away (Buddy Holly, Norman Petty) (2:46)

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